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Colts Daily Headlines: Weekend Edition

Posted by Kevin Bowen on July 8, 2013 – 7:30 am

A recap from the four-day weekend begins with a tremendous feature from the Indianapolis Star on Colts backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. Also included, is Mike Chappell’s picks for the receiving position on his all-Indy team.

Each morning will take a look at the top headlines surrounding the Indianapolis Colts from around the globe. What is the local and national media saying about the Colts?

Take a look below at the top pieces from Thursday, July 4th-Monday, July 8th   

Colts new backup QB Matt Hasselbeck wanted to start … but he wants a Super Bowl even more

By: Zak Keefer, Indy Star

A Sunday feature spotlighted the Colts backup quarterback and the veteran experience he brings to Indianapolis.

The article profiles Hasselbeck’s relationship with Andrew Luck, a friendly wager with fellow quarterback Chandler Harnish, and ultimately the most important reason he chose the Colts.

“I wanted to start, sure, but more than anything, I wanted to win a Super Bowl,” he said. “That was my first priority. When it came down to it, that’s what I wanted most.

“And that’s why I’m here.”

All-time Indy Colts receivers: Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne

By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star

The offense of Chappell’s all-Indy team is now complete with the addition of two of the NFL’s greatest receivers.

Chappell’s blog post takes a look at No. 87 and 88 with a quote from Wayne on what the two playing together meant for opposing defenses.

“We really went into games saying, ‘OK, pick your poison,’’’ Wayne said. “It changed the game. You might want to ask those defensive backs how it was.

“You couldn’t really key on one guy. When you’ve got two guys out there who are tooled and ready to go, it’s tough. We showed that for years.’’

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